Ten Premodern Poems by Women

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Stanford Lagunita offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments. We also offer an array of free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide. We foster collaboration with other education organizations by sharing course material, data-driven research, and source code for enhancements to our open-source platform Stanford Lagunita. We continually experiment to improve what we do throu...
Stanford Lagunita offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments. We also offer an array of free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide. We foster collaboration with other education organizations by sharing course material, data-driven research, and source code for enhancements to our open-source platform Stanford Lagunita. We continually experiment to improve what we do through creative use of technology, and we share what we learn with the rest of the world.

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In this course, we will read ten significant premodern poems by women. We have chosen each poem to give you a sense of its structure as a poem and its importance as a form in its time. This course also reveals the roots each poem has in history, in slavery, in conventional thought and unorthodox opinion. Through the introductions to the poems, forum discussions with your fellow participants, and talks by Professor Boland and practicing poets and scholars, we will learn about how poets have fashioned life experience into verse, how to discuss poetry, and what poetry means for each of us today.

This course is offered for anyone with an interest in poetry--no background or prior education in the subject is required. You are welcome to join the course simply to explore the resources and participate in discussions about the poems. Each week we will explore one poem as it emerged from a poet's life and place in history, and a contempora...

In this course, we will read ten significant premodern poems by women. We have chosen each poem to give you a sense of its structure as a poem and its importance as a form in its time. This course also reveals the roots each poem has in history, in slavery, in conventional thought and unorthodox opinion. Through the introductions to the poems, forum discussions with your fellow participants, and talks by Professor Boland and practicing poets and scholars, we will learn about how poets have fashioned life experience into verse, how to discuss poetry, and what poetry means for each of us today.

This course is offered for anyone with an interest in poetry--no background or prior education in the subject is required. You are welcome to join the course simply to explore the resources and participate in discussions about the poems. Each week we will explore one poem as it emerged from a poet's life and place in history, and a contemporary poet from Stanford's Creative Writing program will discuss the significance of the week's poem to us today.

For those wishing to earn Statements of Accomplishment, each week you will write a short piece for peer review. Estimated time commitment is 1-3 hours per week.

We look forward to welcoming you to the course!

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3 years, 5 months ago
The course was a wonderful way to have a structured discussion about some of these well known but not well studied authors. I appreciate the opportunity.
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3 years, 7 months ago
I love the course. This is the highlight of my week and makes me feel alive. I have written poetry for the first time for a long time, even a sonnet. I can't thank you enough for running it.
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3 years, 7 months ago
This is the most enjoyable, enlightening literature course I have ever had. It was such an enriching experience to have opinions, observations from wide spectrum. I found out that I like HEROIC COUPLET the most although I cannot put any cohesive couplet together. I guess it is not that different from enjoying a symphony without being able to compose one. It is always fascinating to learn more about oneself and others. Not only poetry, I also received a good dose of history lessons as well. Without this course, I would have never known marvelous poetesses such as Bradstreet and Wheatley. Thank you so much for making the course available at no cost.
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3 years, 8 months ago
I am also enrolled in "How writers write poetry, 2015," in fulfillment and continuation of my retirement identity of something I have always been: a writer. I truly enjoyed your course as far as I took it, and hope to return to it some day. But for now, I must concentrate on WRITING.
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